April 1, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The Tropic’s Monday Night Classics series on “Altered States” kicks off on the last day of school, 1976. It’s “Dazed and Confused,” and there’s a party at the Moon Tower you don’t want to miss.
Like George Lucas’ “American Graffiti,” Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is an affectionate look at the filmmaker’s fondly remembered youth. Linklater heads to ’70s Texas to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and “Frampton Comes Alive.” “Dazed and Confused” film follows the random activities and occasional intersections of a sprawling group of high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their lives coming together at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and a keg party that no one will forget.
“Very little actually happens but—like life—it’s not always the events that define a time but the characters in it. And ‘Dazed and Confused’ is bursting with wonderfully drawn and completely credible characters.” —Associated Press